The Ord River scheme is a $2 billion waste, according to Australia Institute report | The West Australian

Friday, 28 July 2017 2:30AM

The Ord River scheme is a $2 billion waste, according to Australia Institute report

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Irrigation off the back of government investment started in the Ord region in the 1960s with total spending now exceeding $2 billion.

The Ord River irrigation scheme has been a $2 billion waste, with each new job costing almost $6 million to create, a report to be released today reveals.

In research that backs criticisms from WA’s Auditor-General, the Left-leaning Australia Institute found just 61 jobs had been generated by the most recent, $334 million investment in the sprawling irrigation area in the State’s north.

Irrigation, backed by government investment, started in the Ord region in the 1960s. Total spending now exceeds $2 billion

https://thewest.com.au/news/wa/ord-river-jobs-cost-6m-each-ng-b88549923z

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